Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Been working an enormous amount, so haven't finished any new studies, tho some are in the last stages. Meanwhile I worked for a couple weeks on this, which definitely took more time than the others in the Project...for Broadcast, a band whose singer's end I mourn a little bit more everyday. I definitely count it as my favorite vid so far, as something about the song and the looming industrial spookiness of massive jets lie quite in peace with each other. Now that I have begun using After Effects almost exclusively, the videos are definitely getting more crafted and time consuming, but the quality of the images and what you can do with them staggers me. Which makes it quite worth the extra time.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
What makes me even sadder is that I am away from all the friends who would feel just as I do today.
We have lost something real. His music meant more to me than i can ever explain. His songs marked so many important times in my life, and when I was a musician, Bert was the man I learned from.
I will be eternally grateful that I was able to see him live in Los Angeles at the Palace. It was like seeing God. And he played like an angel.
Please remember him today.
Friday, September 30, 2011
I have also always been a fan of old radio shows, specifically, the suspense and horror ones like "Inner Sanctum" and "Lights Out". Not all of them are frightening, some are just charming- but occasionally, they do manage to give you a good dose of the creeps.
I have been collecting the best for some time and intend on offering many of them on this blog, especially this month due to the impending holiday. This offering contains five shows that I personally found to hit the mark when it came to the uncanny, and all exemplify the same qualities I love in film noir. Hence, Radio Noir.
My favorite, "The Hitchhiker", is missing from this upload, only because I plan on offering an all-Orson-Welles collection in the near future. But I think these will suffice nicely.
There are a couple of selections from Arch Obler's fantastic series "Lights Out", with its wonderful intro of "it...is...later...than...you...think". Always gives me the shivers. My favorite in this upload is from "The Clock", entitled "Nicky", which concerns a moll trying to spring her man from the electric chair. I have listened to this one many times and it just gets better. The acting, the funereal atmosphere....its freaking fabulous. ALL of them are wonderful and worth your time, and perfect for getting into that Halloween mood I personally covet more than any other holiday vibe. You can download it here.
Enjoy, and comments are always welcome.
Also working on a new study based on my favorite film "Performance". Stay tuned.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Study One is titled "The Eerie Midnight Flower Power Hour", which is just as its name implies. Sickly, melancholy and sometimes disturbing psychedelia that is best enjoyed at night.